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BECKLEY

APPLIED INNOVATION CENTER

Located at WVU Tech, the Beckley LaunchLab offers hands-on idea development support, education, mentorship, resources and connections to help advance innovative entrepreneurs. To start, fill out our intake form.

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WVU’s LaunchLab is here to help students, faculty and staff develop and grow their own business ideas in entrepreneurship and innovation.

About LaunchLab

Intake Form

If you have an idea for a new company or product, turn it into a reality at the LaunchLab! For details on filling out the Intake form view our FAQs page.  

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Meet the Team

Our Team believes that entrepreneurship and innovation are the keys to economic prosperity for our students, the region and the state, and we’re ready to unlock your potential.

 Meet the Team

Upcoming Opportunities

Get excited for the spring semester with some exciting upcoming events! 


In the spirit of the Valentines Day season the WVU LaunchLab in conjunction with the WVU IDEA Hub will host the I Heart IDEA Hub Pitch Challenge. The purpose of this event is to bring together various IDEA Hub partners to compete in a central innovative competition. (Morgantown campus)

Join us February 21, 2019 @ 5:00 p.m. in Room 101, Innovation Building. Students from across West Virginia will pitch their ideas to a panel of judges and compete for cash prizes. 

The March Idea Challenge will take place on March 27, 2018 @ 5 p.m. This challenge will pin students head-to-head in a bracket style competition. (Morgantown campus)

Attend the 2nd annual Demo Day April 25, 2019! Students, faculty, and staff will converge to present their ideas, innovations, and inventions for an opportunity to win funding to further their work. (Morgantown campus)

Featured News

Jordan Masters showcases his green house.

WVU Extension Service plants the seed for budding entrepreneur’s innovative microgreen business

Just across the Monongahela River from Morgantown sits a small greenhouse with a picturesque view of Woodburn Hall. During the winter months, you might notice its soft pinkish purple glow, but if you weren’t looking for it, you’d probably never notice the unassuming structure. 

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Apply today to become an IDEA fellow.

IDEA Faculty Fellows Program- Call for Nominations

The nomination period for the 2019-2020 Innovation, Design and Entrepreneurship Applied Faculty Fellows Program is now open. The program presents a unique and exciting opportunity for faculty to be directly involved in the creation of curriculum to enhance student skills in innovation, design and entrepreneurship.

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These are the winners of the I heart idea hub pitch challenge.

WVU’s IDEA Hub Convenes for 'I Heart IDEA Hub Pitch Challenge

The West Virginia University IDEA Hub and LaunchLab Network today co-hosted the first “I Heart IDEA Hub Pitch Challenge” to provide students, faculty, staff and community members who utilize any of the IDEA Hub’s services the opportunity to showcase their innovative ideas and compete for cash prizes to further develop their innovations. 

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This is the winner of the hardware cup early-stage startup competition.

WVU LaunchLab Network hosts competition on early-stage hardware startups

In a groundbreaking new partnership, the WVU LaunchLab Network partnered with AlphaLab Gear to hold a pitch competition for WVU students and alumni. The winner of the competition earned a coveted slot in the semi-final selection round for the AlphaLab Gear Hardware Cup, which boasts a $50,000 grand prize.  

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Innovation building

LaunchLab Beckley Location and Hours:

Innovation Building  |   WVU Tech

109 Innovation Center 
Beckley, WV 
304-929-1343 
Monday-Friday 9 a.m.- 5 p.m.


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